Watch the anti-Redskins-name ad that will air during the NBA Finals

The California-based Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation plans to air this ad urging the Washington Redskins to change the team's name during the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. (Video courtesy of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation)

The Post’s Theresa Vargas reported late Monday night that the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, based in Northern California, will pay to air a 60-second ad opposing the Redskins name in seven major markets during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The ad will air in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington on Tuesday night. It already ran in Miami during the halftime of Game 2 on Sunday.

The original two-minute version — posted on YouTube in the run-up to the Super Bowl — has nearly 2 million views. The 60-second version is above.

Also Monday, Politico reported that the Redskins hired McGuireWoods Consulting last month. The lobbying firm “will work on “discussions of team origins, history and traditions, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and youth sports, activities of Original Americans’ Foundation,” according to the disclosure form, which can be read here.

The Post Sports Live crew weighs in on the national ad "Proud to Be" from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which is calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)
Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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